3 Texas A&M commits Texas football can flip this fall

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David Hicks, DL

Although he just committed to Texas A&M a couple of weeks ago, I don’t think that Texas is going to give up on recruiting the elite five-star Katy Parton defensive lineman David “DJ” Hicks anytime soon. Hicks is the type of recruit that Sark and defensive line coach Bo Davis will keep pursuing with everything they got until he puts pen to paper on signing day.

Moreover, the commitment of Hicks to Texas A&M on Sep. 28 was pretty abrupt. Late in the summer, it looked like the decision timeline for Hicks was setting up for a post-Early Signing Period commitment that could come anytime between late December and late January.

That said, I still think the recruitment of Hicks is not over yet. Texas and Oklahoma are still in constant communication with Hicks, and that will continue for the rest of the fall.

Texas isn’t going to find a more talented defensive lineman in the 2023 class, so it makes sense that he remains a top priority for this staff.

I’ll say the same thing about Hicks’ recruitment as I did Thomas’, this one ain’t over until the figurative whistle blows on signing day. There still remains the possibility that Texas gets a visit from Hicks during a key game weekend down the stretch, especially if this team keeps winning through a critical portion of the Big 12 slate in the next six weeks or so.

It could also help Texas if the Texas A&M defense (and the team as a whole) keeps looking a bit shakier on the field in the next couple of months. The Aggie defense didn’t look as good in the last two weeks against the Alabama Crimson Tide and Mississippi State Bulldogs as it did in the first four games of the season.